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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•fec•tious*ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs(adj.)

  1. communicable by infection, as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another.

    Category: Pathology

  2. causing or communicating infection.

    Category: Pathology

  3. tending to spread quickly and generally:

    infectious laughter.

  4. Obs. diseased.

* Syn: See contagious.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infectious, infective(adj)

    caused by infection or capable of causing infection

    "viruses and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease"

  2. infectious(adj)

    easily spread

    "fear is exceedingly infectious; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell

  3. infectious(adj)

    of or relating to infection

    "infectious hospital"; "infectious disease"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. infectious(adjective)ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs

    (of a disease) easily passed from one person to another

    a highly infectious stomach bug

  2. infectiousɪnˈfɛk ʃəs

    (of behavior) causing others to do the same

    an infectious laugh


  1. infectious(Adjective)

    Transmitted from one person to another, usually through the air breathed.

  2. infectious(Adjective)

    Able to infect others.

    Despite feeling better, the patient is still infectious.

  3. infectious(Adjective)

    Spreading quickly from one person to another.

    Her enthusiasm for work can be really infectious.

  4. infectious(Adjective)

    Memorable and invoking excitement or interest.

    Pop music is more infectious than elevator music.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infectious(adj)

    having qualities that may infect; communicable or caused by infection; pestilential; epidemic; as, an infectious fever; infectious clothing; infectious air; infectious vices

  2. Infectious(adj)

    corrupting, or tending to corrupt or contaminate; vitiating; demoralizing

  3. Infectious(adj)

    contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture

  4. Infectious(adj)

    capable of being easily diffused or spread; sympathetic; readily communicated; as, infectious mirth


  1. Infectious

    Infectious is the fourth album of the third wave ska/funk/pop band Suburban Legends. It was released on July 29, 2007 at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California and is made available for sale at the band's website. The album was revealed in early July via videos showing the recording process on the band's YouTube account. Later in the month, the album was officially announced and "All Around the World," "Win a Date," and "Infectious" debuted on the Suburban Legends MySpace page. The songs "Bed of Roses" and "You Told Me That" were previously released on the band's Japan-only release, Dance Like Nobody's Watching: Tokyo Nights. In transitioning back to its original ska sound in the months leading up to its 2012 album, Day Job, the band began performing a ska punk version of "So Fine."


  1. Infectious

    Infectious creates and sells art for your stuff. Think of it as adhesive self expression for iPods, iPhones, laptops, walls and cars. Our art is made of a durable and easy-to-remove 3M vinyl material. It has special “comply” cross-hatch channels so that you can push out any air bubbles really easily. They are easy to apply and easy to remove, allowing you to update your art whenever you want.

Anagrams of infectious

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Translations for infectious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


likely to spread to others

Measles is an infectious disease.

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